Why is My Vagina So Dry?

Sex is better when your vagina is wet. A well-lubricated environment reduces friction and increases pleasure. It also helps sperm travel toward their destination by giving them a liquid transport system to swim in.

Sadly, up to 31% of women suffer from vaginal dryness — a stat that jumps to about 75% after menopause. And surprisingly, the majority of them never seek treatment for the problem. Chalk it up to embarrassment, confusion, misunderstanding, misinformation, or just lack of knowledge — whatever the reason, that’s way too many women suffering needlessly.

Fortunately, the solution is simple and convenient. If you live in the Los Angeles area, you have access to Harmony Aesthetics Center and our team of vaginal dryness experts. But before we dive into our safe and effective vaginal rejuvenation treatment, let’s explore why your vagina is dry. Here are some of the most common culprits.

The estrogen effect

The hormone estrogen is a key player in your sexual and reproductive health. When you have the right amount coursing through your system, your menstrual cycles are regular, your moods are on an even keel, and your vagina is hospitable. But as you age, and especially as you enter menopause, your estrogen production drops off drastically.

Among several other symptoms, this causes your vaginal walls to thin out, which means there are fewer cells present to create the much-needed moisture. While menopause is the chief cause of lower estrogen, other things can lead to it as well, including:

  • High stress levels
  • Depression
  • Breastfeeding
  • Smoking
  • Having a baby
  • Having an oophorectomy (removal of ovaries)
  • Some cancer treatments

If your hormones are out of balance, hormone replacement therapy may help restore your levels and return your bodily functions back to normal. Until then, we can rejuvenate your vagina with cutting-edge technology.

Medications that cause vaginal dryness

While low estrogen is the most common cause of vaginal dryness, it’s not the only one. Certain medications can stop the lubrication from flowing as well. If you’re taking any of the following, it might be the culprit:

  • Allergy or cold medications
  • Birth control pills
  • Heart disease medication
  • Blood pressure medication

If your vaginal dryness stems from necessary medication, you can still revitalize your vagina with our specialized treatment.

Products and practices that rob your vaginal moisture

If none of the above conditions apply to you, your vaginal dryness might be the result of something you’re using or doing at home. The skin inside your vagina is delicate and may not like the chemicals in certain detergents, deodorants, and soaps or cleansers you use in that area. In fact, you may even be having an allergic reaction that’s causing your vagina to dry up.

Your vagina is a self-cleaning system that doesn’t need extra help. That means douching is unnecessary. In fact, it can actually be detrimental, because it can introduce foreign substances and even bacteria into the canal.

How to get vaginal moisture back

You can pick up vaginal lubricants at your local drugstore, but that’s only a quick fix. For lasting results, we offer Viveve™, an advanced radiofrequency (RF) technology that heals your vaginal tissue from the inside out to restore its natural lubrication.

The process is simple and painless. One of our experienced aestheticians inserts a slender probe into your vaginal canal where it emits RF energy that penetrates your vaginal skin. The process creates countless micro injuries that prompt your body to send healing compounds to the site, which triggers cell renewal.

Over the next several weeks, your revitalized vaginal skin restructures itself, becoming tighter, thicker, and slicker.

If you’re one of the many women suffering silently from vaginal dryness, hope is here. Contact us by phone at 424-372-9088, or set up a consultation online today, and reclaim your vagina.

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